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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.



Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories


Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based. Find out more
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 29/07/2014 17:40

    Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall

    The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.

  • 29/07/2014 16:15

    Rare Sri Lankan leopards born in French zoo

    Two rare Sri Lankan leopard cubs have been born in a zoo in northern France, a boost for a sub-species that numbers only about 700 in the wild, the head of the facility said Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 15:51

    Great apes face extinction: conservationist Jane Goodall

    The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday, in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out.

  • 29/07/2014 12:30

    Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games

    Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women's 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 06:52

    Britain's Prince Harry joins photobomb craze

    Britain's Prince Harry has followed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II into the photobomb craze, giving the thumbs up in an image of acclaimed New Zealand rugby sevens coach Gordon Tietjens at the Commonwealth Games.

  • 29/07/2014 20:30

    British MH17 victim's father urges Ukraine fighting lull

    The father of a British MH17 victim said fighting in the Ukrainian plane crash zone should end to facilitate the repatriation of victims, after he met Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 20:05

    Liverpool sign Belgian World Cup star Origi

    Liverpool announced on Tuesday the signing of 19-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille, but said they will loan him back to the French side for the 2014-15 campaign.

  • 29/07/2014 17:08

    London mulls pollution charge on diesel vehicles

    London may introduce a charge on polluting diesel vehicles that enter the centre of the British capital, in a bid to meet EU rules, mayor Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 16:53

    Cameron vows to curb benefits for EU migrants

    British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday announced plans to halve the time during which EU migrants with no realistic job prospects can claim benefits in the UK.

  • 29/07/2014 16:44

    Ecclestone offers 25 mn euros to end German trial

    Formula One magnate Bernie Ecclestone offered on Tuesday to pay 25 million euros ($36 million) in damages to settle the corruption trial against him in Germany, according to a local news agency.

  • 29/07/2014 20:45

    Don't laugh loudly, Turkish deputy PM tells women

    One of the most senior members of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government sparked an outcry on Tuesday after declaring that women should not laugh loudly in public.

  • 29/07/2014 20:14

    Ex-Catalan chief stripped of pension after admitting hiding cash

    Catalonia's elder statesman, and a leading advocate of its independence from Spain, will be stripped of his pension and privileges after admitting hiding money abroad for more than 30 years, the region's government said Tuesday.

  • 29/07/2014 20:02

    Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead

    A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital.

  • 29/07/2014 17:21

    Kerry's Gaza truce bid burdened by past US failures

    Waning US influence and John Kerry's failed peace bid are hampering efforts to reach a Gaza truce, but America remains the sole power capable of brokering a deal to stop the fighting, analysts said.

  • 29/07/2014 17:00

    Zhou Yongkang: oil man whose well of power finally ran dry

    Embattled former top Communist Zhou Yongkang rose through China's state oil industry to become the country's internal security chief -- and amassed so much power, according to analysts, that he brought about his own downfall.

  • 29/07/2014 20:25

    Luxembourg puts key BES bank shareholders in administration

    Luxembourg said Tuesday it would place two key shareholders of struggling Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in administration after they demanded protection from creditors.

  • 29/07/2014 19:47

    Fed meets amid calls for tighter policy

    The US Federal Reserve began a two-day policy meeting Tuesday under rising pressure to step off its ultra-dovish stance to address rising inflation and worries of overheated markets.

  • 29/07/2014 19:41

    Pfizer earnings drop less than expected

    US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, despite pressure from generic drugs, Tuesday reported better-than-expected earnings following strong sales of oncology drugs and some other medications.

  • 29/07/2014 19:20

    Argentina hopes for last-minute exit as default looms

    With one day remaining to stave off its second default in 13 years, Argentina voiced hope for a last-minute solution Tuesday but repeated its unwillingness to budge in negotiations with creditors.

  • 29/07/2014 16:35

    McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal

    McDonald's Japan on Tuesday pulled its profit forecast for the year as it acknowledged that an "appalling" tainted meat scandal at a Chinese supplier would dent its finances.

  • 29/07/2014 07:19

    Why did the Peking Duck cross the country?

    Where does Peking Duck come from? It is a trick question: the dish named for China's capital has its origins in Nanjing, hundreds of kilometres to the south.

  • 29/07/2014 05:04

    Before 'Star Wars' film reboot, a new animated 'Rebels'

    "Star Wars" fans breathlessly waiting for the next episode in the legendary saga to hit movie screens late next year are about to meet a new band of ragtag rebels trying to defeat the Empire.

  • 29/07/2014 00:44

    Linda Ronstadt awarded White House arts honor

    Linda Ronstadt, who was the most successful female rocker of the 1970s and pioneered the role of women in that genre, was honored Monday with the highest US arts prize.

  • 28/07/2014 23:54

    'Lucy' thrills at North American box office

    Director Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller "Lucy," about a woman turned superhuman by using 100 percent of her brain, debuted at the top of the North American box office, industry figures showed Monday.

  • 28/07/2014 04:26

    Australia police rapped over Lily Allen handcuff image

    A prank image of British singer Lily Allen kneeling on the ground, head bowed and handcuffed, on Monday landed an Australian police officer in hot water.